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Imagine U productions are geared toward children and their families. Performances often include an opportunity for children to interact afterwards with the cast and receive colorful take-home programs filled with activities, art projects, fun facts and games! Past productions have included THE HUNDRED DRESSES, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (Chicago premiere), A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, CHARLOTTE’S WEB, THE RELUCTANT DRAGON, and many more!

The Emperor’s New Clothes
February 21 – March 8
Hal & Martha Hyer Wallis Theater
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Imagine U is pleased to offer sensory friendly performances to provide a relaxed and safe environment for students with autism, learning differences, or other sensory needs, allowing every audience member to engage with the show in a way that works for them.

Modifications to the performance include:

  •  Changes to light and sound cues to eliminate sudden changes and high volume effects.
  •  A separate sensory room if students need a break from the performance.
  •  Trained teaching artists with a background in sensory-friendly work will be on site.
  • Fidget toys and communication devices are welcome in the theatre.

If you and your family would like to visit the theatre prior to the show, please email the Imagine U Education Coordinator at to learn more.

Upcoming Sensory Friendly Performances:

The Emperor’s New Clothes
Sunday, March 1 at 2:00PM
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* Photo: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (2014) Justin Barbin Photography